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Jun 3, 11:52am - #19629 
? on GROUNDING KITS...

people say this does wonders for you car...better stereo performance..better idle...hp...etc. i've looked but don't know which kit is the best and where to get it installed. i have a fear of batteries (and after some of isacc's horror stories i'm more scared than ever). can anyone give me more info or their testimonial on their kits? thanks


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Jun 4, 3:29am - #19630 
i bought a set from "happies" off nc.org , it's a privately made kit of 5 4 gauge wires cut to the correct lengths for each model and they have gold ring eyelet onnectors and have protective sleeves at the ends to minimalize exposure of the lead ends... install takes ~45 min.

as for how it works, i don't notice any negative effects, truthfully nothing huge for the positive end either, the idle is more stable, acceleration if its helped is very minimal at least in my case... (maybe its cause i have a GT with 18"s and loss of torque due to quad piped exhaust) and my HID's seem to be a tad brigher and require less warm up to be at their max brightness...
there's my 0.02 on grounding kits smile


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Jun 4, 9:17am - #19631 
For 37dollars having a stabler item seems like a big benfit to me. From my understanding stero quality seems to have improved also.

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Jun 4, 9:55am - #19632 
Would this eliminate my alternator noise?


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Jun 4, 10:25am - #19633 
it's a 37 dollar mod. it may make you think it works and it may not. either way it's only 37 fricken bucks

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Jun 4, 3:14pm - #19634 
Originally Posted by supra_celica
Would this eliminate my alternator noise?


It could. IT will definitely have positive affects on the vehicle. Its not made to add horsepower. YOu may have better throttle response, but overall it is definitely worth it.

Supra my man, give it a shot yo. Only $37 couldn't hurt. It helps with all the groundings and whatnot. thumbsup

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Jun 4, 3:37pm - #19635 
how does a grounding kit work? what does it hook up to for the install and how does that benefit the throttle response and the stereo, those seem like things that have no correlation in upgrades confused. if anybody can explain the concept of a grounding kit id appreciate it. thumbsup


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Jun 4, 4:24pm - #19636 
All of your electronics that are grounded go through other electronics and receives resistance. The Grounding kit grounds the battery better and your alt. better so it has direct/better grounds. Grounds are what will keep something from working. You need 2 things in order for something to work. one is voltage/power, the other is a ground. The better the ground, the better the performance. Does that help? This is just a brief not real detailed explanation.

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Jun 4, 4:44pm - #19637 
where would you order one of those kits from?

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Jun 4, 4:51pm - #19638 
for sale forum of nc.org

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Jun 4, 5:22pm - #19639 
thanks dan, i understand better now thumbsup


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Jun 4, 7:56pm - #19640 
My kit came today. I'm gonna install it tonight. I'll report my results. thumbsup


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Jun 5, 7:51am - #19641 
Originally Posted by SuperCharged
My kit came today. I'm gonna install it tonight. I'll report my results. thumbsup


COOL! i'm picking mine up this weekend thumbsup


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Jun 5, 5:39pm - #19642 
I have a grounding kit and to tell you the truth I dont even notice a differnce maybe its just me?


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Jun 6, 2:45pm - #19643 
wtf are you talking about? can't you feel the 25 fwhp gain?

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I have a grounding kit and to tell you the truth I dont even notice a differnce maybe its just me?

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Jun 6, 3:02pm - #19644 
maybe it did work steven cause i seem to smoke you!!! smile


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Jun 6, 3:05pm - #19645 
you didnt smoke me, you landed lift with your tweaked 02. I didn't which is why you beat me. tongue

You may have got me that ONE time but you won't take me in the turns

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Jun 6, 4:11pm - #19646 
you make a point about the turns but put me and you on a real track like laguna seca you wont be able to see me!!! I will be so far ahead!


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Jun 6, 4:30pm - #19647 
now now c'mon guys...i don't want to have to stomp both of you with my GT auto... rofl


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Jun 6, 7:22pm - #19648 
Installed it last night.

I noticed a little difference! THe car pulls a lil harder, my lights are brighter, and my stereo seems to be louder. Worth $37 definitely. smile


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